There is a big list of big names that could wind up in the HHOF in the near future, and there isn't too much consensus on which ones should be there. Eric Lindros, Scott Niedermayer, Paul Kariya, and Rob Blake would be my choices, but I'd also really love to see Pat Burns (sadly) post-humously inducted.
Here is a list of the nominees and a poll to vote for which one you want at CBC, and here is an article from the Canadian Press at CBC reviewing some of the cases for individual players.
In other news, there has been a lot of reviewing of free agency weekend performances around the blogosphere.
Weekend winners, losers and everything else among the NHL’s 30 teams
Dave Lozo with his say at Backhand Shelf.
Puck Daddy’s 2013 NHL Free Agent Frenzy Report Card
From Greg Wyshynski.
Maple Leafs: 'Several' teams after Mikhail Grabovski: agent
Story from Kevin McGran at The Star.
Alexander Burmistrov leaves Winnipeg Jets to sign with KHL’s Ak Bars Kazan
From Scott Edmonds at the NP.
The problem with David Clarkson’s new contract
When the Toronto Maple Leafs sign a 29-year-old crasher and banger to a seven-year deal for $5.25-million a season, it should raise some red flags, says James Mirtle.
Elisha Cuthbert marries hockey player Dion Phaneuf
Just a quick blurb from USA Today.